The Haleyville City Council met Tuesday afternoon for a rescheduled meeting from July 4 with Bud Wilson absent. The council approved acting city clerk Debra Hood to perform the mayor’s duties during the upcoming city election in August. Mayor Sunseri is a candidate for mayor thus ineligible to perform election duties.
The council approved the renewal of a five year lease on the old city owned elementary school building on 13th Avenue to the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama for the Head Start program.
A low bid was approved for work on the CDBG project for water and sanitary sewer improvements in the Cripple Creek neighborhood. A bid of $596,842.00 from the Double Diamond Construction Company of Northport was approved.
A resolution was approved which authorizes Mayor Sunseri to negotiate with a national chain which is exploring a location in Haleyville. Because this will involve a substantial investment and the creation a number of jobs the mayor will be able to offer incentives consistent with those offered to other developers of like size and investments. The final agreement will be finalized thru public hearings as required by statue.
The city will be making application for funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a grant for two storm shelters to be constructed at the new sports complex.
The council approved advertising for two new police cars and the hiring of Crystal Whickwire as a Class II part-time police dispatcher.
Four gentlemen complained to the council about the speed of vehicles on 15th Avenue at 26th Street. It was suggested the city consider installing two more stop signs on 15th Avenue making it a 3-way stop. Meanwhile, the police will step up patrols in that area.
The next council meeting will be Monday, July 18, 5:30 p.m at the Haleyville City Hall.